The main public holidays in Madrid are:

1 January, New Year’s Day
6 January, Epiphany
1 May, Labour Day
2 May, Holiday of the Region of Madrid
15 May, San Isidro
25 July, Apostle James
15 August, La Virgen de la Paloma
1 November, All Saints’ Day
9 November, Nuestra Señora de la Almudena
6 December, Constitution Day
8 December, Inmaculada Concepción
25 December, Christmas

Popular events:

Los Veranos de la Villa: During the summer, outdoor spaces (parks and gardens) host theatrical representations, musical concerts, cinema, etc.

Festival de Otoño de Teatro: theatre festival held in October.

Feria de la Artesanía: Art fair at the beginning of December on Paseo de Recoletos.

La Feria del Libro: Book fair held at Parque del Retiro park in April.

At Christmas: In the Plaza Mayor there is an outdoor market where it is possible to buy all of the elements for a Nativity Scene and a Christmas Tree. In addition, there is a large variety of gag gifts.

Gay Pride: At the end of June, Madrid hosts the Gay Pride festival, which in a short time has become one of the largest festivals in the capital and where everyone celebrates respect for diversity.

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